At Crown, Julian Pavia has been promoted to executive editor.
Porter Anderson is taking over as editor of Publishing Perspectives from Ed Nawotka, who has run the publication since it was founded in 2009. Anderson was associate editor at FutureBooks, where he is replaced by Molly Flatt.
In Germany, Piper publisher Michael Hartges will leave his position at the end of the month after 7 years there, following a disagreement with management over editorial direction.
At Winter Institute in Denver today, retiring Tattered Cover owner Joyce Meskis was honored with a proclamation from Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, who appeared before the booksellers to honor her leadership and proclaim it Joyce Meskis Day. (Hickenlooper’s own book, The Opposite of Woe: My Life In Beer and Politics, is due in May from Penguin Press.)
At Tarcher Perigee, Brianna Yamashita has been promoted to associate publisher, executive director of publicity & marketing.
At Viking Penguin, Emily Wunderlich has been promoted to associate editor; Georgia Bodnar moves up to assistant editor; and Emma Mohney has been promoted to associate publicist.
Jodi Hammerworld has joined Chronicle Books as associate distribution client account manager. Previously she worked in publisher relations and rights at the Center for the Collaborative Classroom.
Berta Treitl has joined Renaissance Literary & Talent, where she will work on nonfiction, food and lifestyle projects and be involved in representing and developing projects for the Dean Martin estate. Her client list will follow her to the LA agency. Previously, she worked at Grosvenor Literary.
Dave Thornton has joined David C Cook as vp, strategic partnerships. Most recently, Thornton served as ceo of Gospel Light.
Caitlin Ellis has joined BookBub as account manager. She was most recently manager, domestic rights at Harper Collins.
At Daniella Schlingmann Literary Scouting, Harriet Egelton has been promoted to assistant scout. In addition, the agency has added De Agostini in Italy as a client.
Authors Jesmyn Ward and Adam Haslett are each receiving $200,000 grants from American Academy of Arts to “devote time exclusively to writing.”
J.K. Rowling will receive PEN America’s PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award at their May 16 gala, in recognition of her advocacy for free expression; her founding of the charitable trust Volant; and her nonprofit organization Lumos.
Peter James will be awarded the Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement by the Crime Writers’ Association.